There were only 35 participants that took part in the Relay for Life event in Terrace on May 25. (Contributed Photo)

Relay for Life in Terrace sees few participants

$50,000 goal was still met

A low number of participants took part in this year’s Relay for Life in Terrace on May 25.

Despite only 35 people running or walking for cancer, the organization still met their $50,000 goal.

“It’s awesome because we didn’t think we were going to make it. Things were going slow but we got there and that’s very encouraging,” says Mike Nagle, co-chair of Terrace’s Relay for Life. “Everybody had a great time and the entertainment was fantastic. It turned out better than we hoped.”

He says the money they raised will go towards Kordyban Lodge, an accommodation facility for cancer patients in Prince George, to try to help curb costs from $50 to $20 per night.

LNG Canada has also donated $5,000 to the cause.

“The Canadian Cancer Society has launched a new initiative trying to lower the cost for people going through cancer treatment,” says Nagle. “It’s not only a room, it’s also three meals a day and [other services].”

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He says people should continue supporting events like this because all of their money goes towards cancer initiatives and research, especially given that the Terrace area has many members fighting it.

“A lot of people in this area get cancer higher per capita than anywhere else in Canada so it’s extremely important,” Nagle says. “There are new treatments coming up being discovered all the time. And they are helping people survived cancer and live longer.”

Although this year’s relay is over, Nagle says they will still be hosting fundraisers for cancer and will be running one in June. No official date has been announced.

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